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Being Aware of Health Care: Using Cooperative Learning to Synthesize and Communicate U.S. Health Care Reform Issues part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
This is a three-part project spanning five weeks that uniquely interweaves individual and cooperative learning in the context of health care reform and the 2008 United States presidential campaign.

Where Do I Begin? Using Think-Pair-Share to Initiate the Problem Solving Process part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
This exercise uses the Think-Pair-Share technique to initiate the problem-solving process. It focuses on a common first step in economic problem solving: identifying relevant and irrelevant information.

The Economics of Drug Legalization: A Double Entry Journal part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lectures:Examples
The activity is designed to be an interative lecture segment during a larger interactive lecture class period. The technique demonstrated through this example is a double entry journal.

Pro-Con-Caveat Grid part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lectures:Examples
The pro-con-caveat activity is a quick and easy way to engage students through a more interactive lecture experience.

Externalities in the cashmere market: Colbert Report interview part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lectures:Examples
In this interactive lecture, students watch a video clip from The Colbert Report that addresses pollution externalities. Students graph the market and use the write-pair-share technique, then brainstorm ways to move the market to the socially efficient equilibrium.

Interactive lecture on diminishing marginal product: tennis ball production part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lectures:Examples
In this interactive lecture, students "produce" tennis balls with fixed capital and increasing labor, generating a production function. Students calculate the marginal product of each work and discover that marginal product falls as the number of workers rises.

The Price Mechanism, Subjective Value and The Antiques Road Show part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lectures:Examples
An interactive lecture segment utilizing videos from the Antiques Roadshow, designed to create an interactive experience for students and the instructor. After watching an expert appraisal of a rare/unique object students respond to discussion questions. Instructors lead the discussion toward issues of subjective value, willingness to pay, and the price mechanism.

Total Revenue and Price Elasticity of Demand: ILD part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
This ILD helps students to understand the relationship between total revenue and price elasticity of demand.

Price elasticity of demand survey part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
Students survey class members to estimate the price elasticity of demand for a number of goods and services.

Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns part of Teaching Methods:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
An ILD to help demonstrate the Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns using an experiment.